Leeds fan hospitalised after falling from top tier of Stamford Bridge away end | Football

A fan receives treatment during the FA Cup match between Chelsea and Leeds (Picture: Getty Images)

A Leeds United fan was hospitalised after falling from the top tier of the Shed End at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night during the FA Cup match with Chelsea.

The incident occurred in the first half of the game in west London, with the supporter being treated by ambulance services at the scene before being taken to hospital.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘Shortly before 8pm on Wednesday February 28, we received reports that a person had fallen from a height at Chelsea football club in Fulham Road.

‘Alongside colleagues from St John Ambulance and doctors from the club, an ambulance crew on scene treated a man before taking him to a London Major trauma centre.’

A statement from Leeds United read: ‘Leeds United can confirm an incident involving a Leeds United supporter occurred in the Shed End of Stamford Bridge during the first half of tonight’s FA Cup game.

‘The incident is being investigated and is in the hands of the emergency services.’

A police spokesperson added: ‘Officers, alongside paramedics and staff from Chelsea FC, responded to an injured man in the away end during the match with Leeds United on Wednesday, February 28.

‘The man was taken to hospital for treatment. We await an update on his condition. His family has been informed.’

Chelsea v Leeds United - Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round

Conor Gallagher scored a late winner for Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)

The match finished 3-2 to the home side thanks to a late winner from Connor Gallagher, with the Championship team giving a very good account of themselves.

Mateo Joseph put Leeds ahead after just eight minutes, before goals from Nicolas Jackson and Mykhailo Mudryk for the Blues.

Joseph scored again just before the hour-mark, but Gallagher struck in the 90th minute to book a spot in the quarter-finals for Chelsea.


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